By MEG GERRITY
21st Century Media
If you like the music of the shows “Chicago” and “Cabaret,” then you’re going to love Facetime Theatre’s “The World Goes ‘Round,” a musical revue of the great Broadway songwriting team John Kander and Fred Ebb, playing at the Lenfest Theatre of Ursinus College Friday through June 1.
Packed with energetic singing and dynamic dancing, The World Goes ‘Round is a treat for the eyes and ears. Vivacious, funny, dramatic, sultry, jazzy and just plain fun, the show is a crowd pleaser from start to finish.
Kander and Ebb created the music for many of Broadway’s award-winning shows, including “Cabaret,” “Chicago,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and “Woman of the Year.” They wrote the title song for Martin Scorsese’s film, “New York, New York,” which became Sinatra’s signature song as well as the city’s unofficial anthem.
The World Goes ‘Round features songs like “Cabaret,” “All That Jazz,” “Money,” “My Coloring Book,” “New York, New York,” “Coffee In A Cardboard Cup,” “Mister Cellophane,” “Maybe This Time,” and the title work, “And The World Goes ‘Round,” to create one of the most memorable revues of all time.
This production is directed by Kate Nice with choreography by Katie Romano and Stephen Tornetta. The cast includes Brad DeLeone, Diane Hodgkiss, Joanne McBride, Katie McCool, Megan Ortlieb, Amy Osterhoudt, Jean Osterhoudt, Katie Romano, Robb Russ, Becca Schiel, Liam Snead, Mac Snead, Emilie Starczewski, Tom Stumme, Stephen Tornetta, Paul Trimbur, Karen Vossen, Lydia White, Anne Williams and Molly Williams.
Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and June 1 at 2 p.m. in the Lenfest Theatre, Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center, Ursinus College, 601 E. Main St., Collegeville, PA 19426 (enter the campus on 9th Ave. and drive straight into the parking lot).
For more info go to www.facetimetheatre.org, call (610) 983-4636, or check out Facetime Theatre’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FacetimeTheatre.
Tickets can be purchased via the website, Facebook page or http:/theworldgoesround.brownpapertickets.com.